Best Performing Stocks To Own Right Now

Buckle up — the market is looking jittery right now. If it’s not the threat of further Federal interest rate hikes, it’s the possibility of a full-blown prolonged trade war with China and Europe. As James Brumley notes, however, if geopolitical risks were actually a deterrent to investing in today’s best stocks to buy, “nobody would ever put a penny in stocks”.

For investors prepared to put in the work, there are plenty of gems to be found. I set out to pinpoint the best stocks to buy right now using the best analysts on Wall Street as guidance. TipRanks tracks and measures the performance of over 4,700 analysts enabling investors to identify consistently outperforming experts.

Analysts are ranked based on two crucial factors: success rate and average return-per-recommendation. Following top analysts is an easy way to identify stocks that experts believe have strong investing potential. That’s why I’m only including companies with a ‘Strong Buy’ top analyst consensus based on the past three months of ratings.

Best Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Park City Group, Inc.(PCYG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) shares surged 20.6 percent to $6.39. WBB Securities upgraded Melinta Therapeutics from Hold to Speculative Buy.
    Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCVL) shares climbed 17.2 percent to $30.87 after the company reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares rose 15.2 percent to $28.804 after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) gained 15 percent to $53.35 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) surged 14.2 percent to $2.625.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) rose 13 percent to $5.12 after gaining 4.86 percent on Thursday.
    Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) gained 12.8 percent to $16.97 after the company posted better-than-expected FQ4 results.
    Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima (NYSE: LOMA) shares rose 12 percent to $12.94.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) shares rose 12 percent to $5.07.
    Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRTX) climbed 11.4 percent to $43.50.
    Zai Lab Limited (NASDAQ: ZLAB) gained 11.3 percent to $24.7000.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 9.7 percent to $19.64.
    Park City Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCYG) climbed 9 percent to $7.90.
    Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) gained 7.9 percent to $38.82 after Citron reversed previously bearish position on the stock.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares jumped 7.3 percent to $3.55.
    Deckers Outdoor Corp (NYSE: DECK) rose 3.5 percent to $107.27 after reporting better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Best Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc(AUPH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    That statement comes to mind when I think about Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AUPH). The potential for the clinical-stage biotech appears to be so great that getting greedy with the stock is tempting. 

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AUPH), a biotechnology company developing an experimental new lupus therapy, rose 16.8% in September, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Analyst attention following an important step forward for the company’s lead candidate pushed the stock higher.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AUPH) jumped 11% in May, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the biotech said it plans to test voclosporin, its only drug candidate, for additional diseases.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AUPH), a clinical-stage biotech, are on the rise following the company’s first-quarter earnings report. Plans to expand voclosporin, the company’s lupus candidate, to a much larger indication inspired investors to push the shares 10.2% higher as of 1:03 p.m. Monday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (TSE:AUP) (NASDAQ:AUPH) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The company reported C($0.25) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of C($0.21) by C($0.04), reports. The firm had revenue of C$0.04 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of C$0.07 million. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 30.41% and a negative net margin of 45,241.38%.

Best Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Mercantile Bank Corporation(MBWM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mercantile Bank (NASDAQ:MBWM) will issue its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, October 16th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.61 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Royal Bank of Canada raised its position in Mercantile Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:MBWM) by 9.6% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 220,880 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 19,273 shares during the period. Royal Bank of Canada’s holdings in Mercantile Bank were worth $7,344,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Capstar Financial (NASDAQ: CSTR) and Mercantile Bank (NASDAQ:MBWM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Mercantile Bank Co. (NASDAQ:MBWM) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $36.33.

Best Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Boston Properties, Inc.(BXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) insider Bryan J. Koop sold 10,560 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $124.27, for a total value of $1,312,291.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Traders purchased shares of Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) on weakness during trading hours on Friday. $96.18 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $15.73 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $80.45 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Boston Properties had the 13th highest net in-flow for the day. Boston Properties traded down ($0.15) for the day and closed at $117.09

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    St. Johns Investment Management Company LLC reduced its position in Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) by 9.8% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 5,745 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 625 shares during the quarter. St. Johns Investment Management Company LLC’s holdings in Boston Properties were worth $708,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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Best Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Nuveen Floating Rate Income Fund(JFR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Swift Run Capital Management LLC lessened its holdings in Nuveen Floating Rate Inc (NYSE:JFR) by 30.4% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 16,000 shares of the company’s stock after selling 7,000 shares during the quarter. Swift Run Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Nuveen Floating Rate were worth $174,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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